2011 Red Burgundies (Jan 2013)

(from high on the hillside): Medium red, a bit less bright than the Bressandes. Extremely minerally on the nose, with a hint of menthol and little in the way of fruit showing today. Then rich and saline in the mouth, showing more structure than perfume today. Youthfully imploded today and dominated by its serious tannic structure. Less generous than the Bressandes, and more intellectual, notes Francois de Nicolay, adding that this wine is for serious collectors and always needs a decade of bottle aging.